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MSNBC
Feb 28, 2013 1:00am PST
to be. last night democrats in the second congressional district in illinois nominated robin kelly as their candidate for that seattle. they picked her by a big margin, too. she got 52% of the vote compared with 24% for her nearest challenger, former congresswoman debbie halvorson. again, because the second district is such a deep, deep blue district, whoever wins the democratic primary is pretty much expected to win the general in a couple of weeks and to become the nation's newest member of congress. former congresswoman debbie halvorson started the race as the odds on favorite, but this was the first federal election since not just the presidential race, but also the newtown school shootings. and debbie halvorson's "a" rating from the nra made her the target of a nonstop series of tv ads, in fact, the only ads that aired in this race. and then today it was robin kelly who celebrated her win after acknowledging how much this was a vote on the issue of guns and the issue of the nra as much as it was a vet on particular candidates. >> today you did more than cast a vote. you did more
CW
Feb 18, 2013 9:00pm CST
ballot. robin kelly i see a renaissance in the wings. robin kelly may be seeing a renaissance of her own in this special election. of the 11 candidates who attended todays aarp sponsored forum in south suburban matteson. she is the only one seeing major support. two million dollars in ad buys from an out of state super pac controlled by new york mayor michael bloomberg. alderman anthony beale we constantly send rich people to washington. 15 chicago democratic alderman athony beale is one of those not happy with the influx of money from outside the second district. beale the people should be outraged that somebody is pouring 2 million dollars into a district saying 'here is my candidate' from new york and telling what theyre supposed to do and who theyre supposed to vote for. halvorson you should never pay the price you are for prescription drugs. former congresswoman debbie halvorson, another recognizable name in this crowded race, believes it will be the message not the money that shines through next tuesday. debbie halvorson thats why were not going to let a new york mayor like mic
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 10:00am PST
replace jesse jackson. robin kelly defeated debby hagelston who had an "a" rating from the nra. >> a lot of things happened in this race, including one of the top candidates dropping out and endorsing robin kelly. michael bloomberg's pack, a superpack he funds through his own personal wealth spent $2.2 million. lots of it in ads pointing out, as you did, her "a" rating with the nra. promoting robin kelly as the gun control candidate in the race. kelly spend $300,000. halverson, $200,000. you can see how much impact michael broomberg can have in a house race. >> thank you very much, chris cillizza. >>> john boehner used colorful language to describe what he hopes the senate will do with the sequester. today, it was harry reid's chance to respond. >> speaker boehner made harsh accusations, i'm not going to repeat them here on the senate floor. he thinks the senate isn't moving quickly enough to avert the sequester. the speak's charge is weak sauce, mr. president. >> weak sauce. joining me now is robert gibbs. former white house press secretary to president obama. weak sauce, what
Current
Feb 26, 2013 3:00pm PST
to be left of center, anti-guns, and that probably would give robin kelly, a former state senator ironically, a native new yorker who has never met bloomberg would probably give they are the edge since bloomberg's ad changed their tack a little bit about ten days ago instead of simply going an halverson the leading candidate who is backed by the nra. you would have to believe that helps her a lot. >> michael: this has been a national race because of jesse jackson jr. already p but then michael bloomberg stumbled on the race and spends all this money. who would benefit from all of that spending in this race? >> well, it's got to be kelly. just to give folks a bit of context. in the last financial disclosures for that bloomberg's super pac said he spent $2.2 million. somewhere around $2.5 million. that is far far more than all 15 candidates have raised combined throw in all the money kelly has raised and halverson and the other 13, it's probably not even close to $2.5 million. one interesting question, what impact does this have on the gun issue. this is a pretty democratic district
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
toi hutchinson both earned an a from the nra. they can't be trusted. the clear choice, robin kelly, endorsed by the chicago tribune. kelly will join president obama to take on the nra for effective background checks and to ban deadly assault weapons. robin kelly for congress, a champion in the fight against gun violence. independence usa pac is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> a champion in the fight against gun violence. these ads from the bloomberg superpac are ubiquitous now in chicago, on broadcast tv, on cable tv. if you live in chicago, raise your hands. you are seeing these adds constantly. and there is no competing ad to save the i got an a from the nra candidates against whom she is competing. having an a rating from the nra is not an asset anymore. it is a liability. and, yeah, this is not every race. and this is not every part of the country. but this is the first race in america after sandy hook. today as president obama awarded the presidential citizens medal posthumously to the courageous principal and teachers at sandy hook, wiping away a tear today as he aw
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 4:00am EST
the pro-gun reform candidate who was endorsed by the bloomberg pac, that's robin kelly. a different poll from we ask america shows a very different result in the same race. in that poll, robin kelly leads by 18 points. now on this one i should tell you that the folks who conducted this survey describe it as an automated poll they did for a local political website. they would not release the full details of the poll. so we know very little about it. and we vouch for it as little as we vouch for the other poll. the only thing we know, of the two candidates we have got, the two kind of eh polls, robin kelly is in one of them up by 17 or 18 points, and in the other down by 4 points to debbie halvorson. further, the chicago press is describing this as a three-way race now, not a two-way race. former congresswoman debbie halvorson with the name recognition and the nra gold star, former state lawmaker robin kelly, who has based almost her entire campaign on stopping gun violence and who lives in the suburbs, but also another guy, chicago alderman anthony beale. alderman beale's chance depe
MSNBC
Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm PST
debbie halvorson, former state lawmaker robin kelly, and chicago alderman anthony beale. there are 14 democrats running, but it looked to be coming down to these three. as a former member of congress herself, debbie halvorson at the outset appeared to be the odds on favorite, but that was before this happened. a slew of advertising from new york city mayor michael bloomberg's pac all on the issue of guns. these ads have absolutely blanketed the district. they are the only tv ads running in the race. and the ads go after debbie halvorson for having an "a" rating from the nra. that may have been an asset in previous elections, but no longer. this is the first federal election since the newtown school shooting. chicago is a city that has had real problems with gun violence. and the confluence of those factors have made this kind of an interesting test case. what maybe should have been a cakewalk for debbie halvorson, who had the highest name recognition in the case ended up turning into a dogfight, at least heading into today's voting from what we could tell from the polling. election
Current
Feb 28, 2013 3:00am PST
ever heard of, robin kelly who is willing to take on the nra who is pro-gun safety and robin kelly wins and robin kelly is the new member of congress from chicago. it wouldn't have happened without michael bloomberg. i want to say today, you know, hey, mike, great job! we need more people like you who will stand up and fight for the things you believe in and put your own money on the line. what do you say? michael bloomberg. ready to give him some props here? 1-866-55-press. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. this show is about analyzing criticizing, and holding policy are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal
Current
Feb 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
was robin kelly, and for sure that played some significant role in getting her way over the top. >> michael: has the nra in your estimation -- i mean -- it's probably too early to state, but doesn't it seem like maybe they have met their match in elections? >> i think when you talk dollar for dollar when you are talking about a multi-billionaire like michael bloomberg, they have met their match. but where ares the battles now going to play out. in retrospect this may have been shooting fish in a barrel. this was a decidedly democratic district generally very very anti-gun district. what is going to happen in other places such as the suburban district north of chicago where bloomberg spent a lot of money last fall. it may not be a race anybody recalls, and involves a moderate incumbent by the name of bob dole. bloomberg put a lot of money behind him and lost to actually a pretty weak democrat in that race. so when you look out at bloomberg, and this very -- i think sophisticated political apparatus he has a huge amount of money and the huge passion he has for this issue, where wi
CW
Feb 17, 2013 9:00pm CST
little over a week to go before the primaries... >> volunteers working the phones at robin kelly's campaign headquarters.. the former state rep on a political upswing.. as the crowded field of candidates in the second district is now minus another one. "robin is a friend, and has captured momentum in pulling our community together... state senator toi hutchinson saying in a written statement..today "i am simply unwilling to risk playing a role going forward that could result in dividing our community at a time when we need unity more than ever." she just felt it was he right thing to do... so hutchinson is out of the race.. though she didn't give many details why. a recent report revealed she had paid her mother as a campaign consultant... then there's the attack ads...targeting hutchinson and former congresswoman debbie halvorson.. both earned an a from the nra.. with gun control a central issue.. kelly picked up the deep- pocketed endorsement of new york mayor michael bloomberg. the ads paid for by his super political action committee... and that has kelly's opponents crying foul. i don't
NBC
Feb 27, 2013 4:00am PST
state lawmaker robin kelly is the democratic nominee in a race to replace jesse jackson jr. kelly's campaign was helped by $2.5 million in ads about gun control from new york's mike bloomberg. pretty action committee. >>> chuck hagel, the new defense secretary, will be sworn in at the pentagon, the former republican senator was confirmed by a vote of 58-41. after weeks of delay by senators. >>> hundreds held a vigil in new york city last night on the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. in sanford, florida. his parents tracy martin and sybina fulton led a moment of silence and actor jamie foxx spoke about what they've gone through. >> everyone out there, all over the world, keep in your prayers this family because it's tough for them because they have to breathe in front of you and that's a tough thing to do when the camera's constantly on you. >>> and in california, the search has been called off for a sailboat that reportedly sank with two adults and two children on board. they found no boat or people and said the distress calls may have been a
CW
Feb 10, 2013 9:00pm CST
political weight behind the same candidate. former state representative robin kelly picked up endorsements from u.s. representatives bobby rush and danny davis in the special 2nd congressional district democratic primary. they both cited kelly's support for tougher gun laws. kelly is one of 16 democrats in the race. the governor visited a south side church today to make his case for raising the minimum wage in illinois and.... >> there is something wrong if someone works 40 hours a week and lives in poverty >> he wants to raise the minimum wage in illinois to $10 an hour . >> i think it is important that working people get peight paid a fair wagpaid a fair wage >> she worries employers will be even more reluctant to hire if this passes >> some people think it will be a wage killer... >> it has been very frustrating trying to look for a job... >> she would rather see lawmakers focused on communities like this one were no longer hiring >> chicago's flu season appears to be slowing down. city health officials says we hit our peak about a month ago. fresh flu-tracking data shows a
MSNBC
Feb 28, 2013 2:30am PST
to if politicians all over the country, by electing robin kelly who stood up strong for gun safety, totally consistent with our second amendment rights. they sent a message. the message, there will be a moral price for action. this is not 1994. people know too much. >> the chief lobbyists for the nra disagree, pushing back telling the associated press that bloomberg just quote, spent over $2 million to hold the deepest blue seat in the u.s. house, in a race where the nra spent zero and had no involvement. >>> supreme court has taken up a debate on one of the landmark voting laws. the plaintiff in the case shelby county, alabama, said it's so undated and no longer constitutional. the requirement of the states to get federal approval before changing election laws was a great perpetuation. surprise, surprise. justice anthony kennedy in this case is likely to be the swing vote. >>> meanwhile, as black history month comes to a close, president obama helped unveil a statue of rosa parks at the u.s. capitol. rosa parks was ordered by a bus driver to give up her seat to a white passenger i
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 9:00pm PST
against the two candidates who had the nra "a" ratings. look at her website, robin kelly's campaign is centrally, almost totally now about her commitment to leading on gun safety. gun policy is the central point of this race at this point, which is, after all, our first federal race since the shootings since sandy hook. there has not been much polling, but based on what we see so far, the contest looks like robin kelly running on gun reform, almost single-minded focus on gun reform. against the number one rating, who says she wants to talk about gun control. one week from today we'll keep the election music close at hand. hello! how sharp is your business security? can it help protect your people and property, while keeping out threats to your operations? it's not working! yes it is. welcome to tyco integrated security. with world-class monitoring centers and thousands of qualified technicians. we've got a personal passion to help your business run safer, smarter, and sharper. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...saf
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 8:00pm PST
control advocates were given some hope last night. robin kelly, a candidate who proudly flaunted her "f" rating from the nra won the democratic primary in illinois's second congressional district, a seat left vacant by former congressman jesse jackson jr. kelly easily defeated her closest competitor, a pro-gun democrat. she got a $2 million boost from new york mayor michael bloomberg, whose ads turned this race into a referendum on existing gun laws. >> today you did more than cast a vote. you sent a message that was heard around our state and across the nation, a message that tells the nra that their days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end. >> let's turn to our congressional panel tonight. congressman jim moran of virginia joins us, along with congresswoman jan schakowsky of illinois and congressman john yarmuth. great to have all of you with us. congresswoman schakowsky, let's talk with you first. bloomberg's group says this was a real defeat for the national rifle association and the candidate who won last night seems to agree. do you agree? how much of a change i
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 7:00pm PST
what robin kelly says about the politics of post-sandy hook america? that is coming up. >>> today's supreme court arguments highlighted the paradox of the current racial problems of the republican party. the voting rights act has been a bipartisan piece of legislation. in 2006, congress voted on reauthorization. in the house of representatives it passed with 390 votes, 192 republican, 192 democratic, in the senate it passed with 98-0, 54 republican, 44, democratic, and the supreme court today, the one facing the horrible threat to its sovereign dignity, those two senators, both republicans, voted for re-authorization in 2006. here is president george w. bush signing the legislation with congressional leaders, the congressional black caucus and civil rights leaders. during his remarks, the president said this. >> my administration will strongly enforce the provisions of this law, and we'll defend it in court. >> so on one level, the national level, the voting rights act has been the rare issue not subject to tremendous partisan polarization. and yet on another level, the law designed
PBS
Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
, former state representative robin kelly won the democratic party's nomination to succeed former congressman jesse jackson junior. in washington today, the vice president pointed to her pledge to fight gun violence in a city rocked by a record number of deadly shootings. >> the vots sent a message last night, not just to the n.r.a. but politicians around the country by electing robin kelly who stood up and stood strong for gun safety. totally consistent with our 2nd amendment rights. they sent a message. >> reporter: mr. biden also met with new york city mayor michael bloomberg, whose super-pac spent two million dollars in ads that attacked candidate kelly's opponents for their n.r.a. support. >> brown: online, we have extended coverage of the gun control debate, including new data that reveals some common ground on approaches to stemming gun violence. >> ifill: now, to a debate over where and how we work. this week, marissa mayer, c.e.o. of the tech giant yahoo! announced the company will stop its employees from working at home. the move made headlines around the country, sparki
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am EST
who had the ratings. look at her website, robin kelly's campaign is centrally, almost totally now about her commitment to leading on gun safety. gun policy is the central point of this race at this point, which is, after all, our first federal race since the shootings since sandy hook. there has not been much polling, but based on what we see so far, the contest looks like robin kelly running on gun reform, almost single-minded focus on gun reform. against the number one rating, who says she wants to talk about gun control. one week from today we'll keep the election music close at hand. [ female announcer ] imagine skin so healthy, it never gets dry again. can your moisturizer do that? [ female announcer ] dermatologist recommended aveeno has an oat formula, now proven to build a moisture reserve, so skin can replenish itself. that's healthy skin for life. only from aveeno. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each
MSNBC
Feb 27, 2013 10:00pm PST
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MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 9:00pm EST
candidates who had the ratings. look at her website, robin kelly's campaign is centrally, almost totally now about her commitment to leading on gun safety. gun policy is the central point of this race at this point, which is, after all, our first federal race since the shootings since sandy hook. there has not been much polling, but based on what we see so far, the contest looks like robin kelly running on gun reform, almost single-minded focus on gun reform. against the number one rating, who says she wants to talk about gun control. one week from today we'll keep the election music close at hand. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! thanks. how do you keep an older car running like new? you ask a ford customer. when they tell you that you need your oil changed you got to bring it in. if your tires need to be rotated, you h
Current
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
from chicago robin kelly, overwhelmingly winning last night. she is pro-gun control. she beat an nra candidate. well, a woman who had a top rating from the nra, debbie hal verson in the democratic primary. she won by 53% which is more than enough to catapult her into congress, no run-off required. robin kelly supported by mayor bloomberg bloomberg's pac. endorsing them. he won a big race out in california in november dove feeding incumbent joe bacca, with another democrat, joe bacca who also had a big nra rating. mayor bloomberg saying you can be pro-gun safety and get elected. peter peter, we are talking about chris christie yesterday embracing medicare. the 8th to do so. >> on twitter honeybear kelly says chris christie is pulling out all of the steps. no doubt he will be. he is bringing the money to new jersey. ryan says, as a new jerseyian, i am glad chris christie can be reasonable sometimes but i can't wait to vote against him this november. g callie offers this word of warning, he has full of g.o.p. idiots. >> barbara bone. au, we will hear more about her from emily's list
CBS
Feb 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
. >> reporter: former state legislator robin kelly beat 13 other democrats in a primary she said sent a pointed message to the national rifle association. >> a message that tells the nra that their days of holding our country hostage are coming to an end. >> reporter: the second congressional district has rural stretches but also chicago neighborhoods besieged by gun violence. kelly's support for tougher gun controls is why new york mayor michael bloomberg's political action committee endorsed her and poured $2.2 million into the race. >> they were running i think every seven minutes. >> reporter: most of the money went for adds attacking kelly's chief rival. what did you think when you saw the ads? >> i was shocked. i was shocked. >> reporter: i mean, did it come out of blue? >> yeah! >> reporter: while halvorson's opposition to a gun ban earned her high ratings from the the mayor's committee spent $12 million in eight races so far. in most, guns were an important issue. >> 90% of the public want sensible gun laws and i thought you certainly saw that in the illinois race. so it's... we
FOX Business
Feb 26, 2013 10:00pm EST
robin kelly, former congresswoman debbie halve, son, and anthony beale . >> first lady michelle obama owes abc's "good morning america" a thank you card. she said quote, she was caught in the line of fire because some kids had some automatic weapons they didn't need,ing which please say pendleton of shot by a man who opened fire by a handgun, here is what abc airs this morning. >> she was standing out in a park, with her friends, in a neighborhood blocks away from where my kids grew up, where our house is, she was caught in the line of fire. i just don't want to keep disappointing our kids in country. >> the handgun automatic handgun reverend edited out, another example of mainstream libya media protecting the obamas. lori: former nba star dennis rodman is practicing basketball diplomacy, in north korea. rodman, the cross dressing bad boy, is visiting one of the world's most repressive countries, he is there with the harlem globe-trotters. you can probably stop worries about northor testing nuclear weapons, rodman has got it covered. >> up next, critics claim that white house are exag
Current
Feb 27, 2013 5:00pm PST
and center. debby halverson expected to win but lost by 25% of the vote to former state of the robin kelly. helped by mayor bloomberg's super pac focused on the halverson rating received from nra. now for much more on in, i'm joined by john rosenthal and paul blumenthal. thank you for joining us. between the emotional hearings in d.c. the money behind the gun control cause and new poll numbers showing despite what congress might end up doing the support for gun control has been growing. is this the most hopeful you've been. >> john: if the public and media make gun violence prevention an ongoing issue of importance and ultimately a voting issue during the elections coming up, i think we may make progress but remember we've got a long way to go. there is no background check requirement on gun sales. to listen to a dad of a seven-year-old killed at newtown, one of 86 americans who had bury their kids today and every day. meanwhile congress says fiscal cliff and debt cerealing are more important than taking a vote on gun violence prevention. the hast time i checked neither of those econ
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
, we're seeing one of the first muscle-flexings. dropped her bid and endorsed robin kelly, attacking groups backing kelly. over the weekend both paul ryan and rand paul threw some logs on the old speculation fire. >> the point is i don't know the answer because i'm just not putting a great deal of thought into it. i'm not foreclosing any opportunity. i may or i may not. i just don't know, because right now we just had an election. we've got jobs to do. >> you sound like you're running. >> we won't make a decision till 2014, but i think i do want the party to become a national party again and not lose sight of how we grow as a party, so i will continue in that vein for a couple of years and then decide. >> let's be realistic. rand paul absolutely sounded more professed finance ryan paul. finally, president obama celebrating president's day on the green. he teamed up with tiger woods yesterday in the floridian golf club yesterday. that was woods' first win since 2008. and floridian owner and houston astros owner also played with the duo. the president will be golfing again today and wi
CW
Feb 18, 2013 12:00pm CST
our community at a time when we need unity more than ever. even though robin kelly is a former aide. hutchinson became the target of attack advertisements paid for by the new york city mayor. the support she received in the past by the nra. to to keep by hiring her mother. making the accusation, they offer a report as evidence published in capital fax buy the sun-times columnist. she has been running around for six weeks telling donors the key to her win strategy was bloomberg attacking hutchinson. >> all of this truly raises eyebrows. if the report is true of the campaign must be held accountable for their part in violation of the rule. >> i think he is endorsing what i stand for. he does not know me. i have not had any contact. i've been doing the same thing since day one. i did not have him endorsing me since day one. the must agree with my message. i do not know because i do not know him. >> we have not heard back. another candidate claims he is being bullied out of the race. he believes that is what happened to hutchinson. there are 15 candidates remaining. there having a debat
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